Do you see patches of yellowish leaves on your lawn? Is it July, August, or September? If you answer yes to these questions, then probably, you are experiencing lawn grubs infestation. Did you know that in severe cases, you will be able to pull off the ground a bunch of grass with no more roots because they are all eaten up by the grubs?
Adult lawn grubs are not the problem. The problem actually is the larvae or wormlike lawn grubs. They feed on the roots and harm the turf in the process. You can get to know helpful and beneficial nematodes for grubs via online sources.
If you are having problems with lawn grubs, do not worry because there are ways to get rid of them. Proper and regularly maintaining your lawn is a good defense against lawn grubs but then, how do you maintain your lawn to avoid lawn grubs from wreaking havoc in it?
Water them deeply when you see drought signs. Do not water your lawn frequently with light watering because frequently moist lawns attack beetles. Beetles as you know are the sources of lawn grubs, which are the larvae of beetles.
There are two major ways of treating your lawn when you see these little grubs creeping in. By the way, damage from lawn grubs happens during the months of August to September. Why is it so, this is because Beetles mate and lay eggs from June to August. Thus, in the months of August and September when the larvae are still young, they feed on your grassroots to survive.
In the months of October and November when the temperature of the soil begins to cool, the grubs will move deeper into the soil. Usually, during winter, you will not see grubs on your lawn. They are hiding underneath waiting for the next chance to attack your grass.
Early spring, they will come up again into the root zone and resume feeding. Controlling them by this time may be somewhat difficult because they are already a bit bigger. Thus, if you want to save your lawn from grubs, treatments should happen during the months of July to September when the larvae are still young and feeding near the surface.